Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:30
Little, Brown has acquired a new novel by Rosamund Lupton.
Emma Beswetherick, with Little, Brown publisher David Shelley, bought UK and Commonwealth rights in The Quality of Silence from Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.
Set in Alaska, The Quality of Silence follows Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby. After...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:55
The University of East Anglia is adding a Masters in Crime Fiction to its Creative Writing programme, which will launch in September 2015.
The new Masters will address the genre from a critical, theoretical and historical perspective as well incorporating a large Creative Writing component. Publisher Little, Brown will be...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:40
Little, Brown Book Group has created a new editorial division encompassing the Piatkus, Constable and Robinson imprints.
Tim Whiting, currently publisher for Piatkus and non-fiction publisher for Abacus, has been promoted to publisher of the new Piatkus Constable Robinson division, which has been created to “take advantage of...
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 12:13
Little, Brown Book Group has bought independent publisher Constable & Robinson.
Constable & Robinson’s m.d. Pete Duncan will report to Little, Brown publisher David Shelley while chairman Nova Jayne Robinson – who took up the role last autumn following the death of former chair...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has scrapped its Waterstones Eleven promotion on debut literary fiction.
The retailer has run the campaign, picking 11 debut novelists it backs as the ones to read during the course of the year, for the last three years. The role of the campaign, which followed on from the previous debuts promotion New Voices, was to...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 12:50
Emotional women's fiction, yet more psychological crime, talking-point business books and a resurgence of the essay are among the trends that UK publishers are predicting for 2014.
Meanwhile the new Folio Prize and the expansion of the Man Booker to all English-language writers could also affect the landscape by widening the field...
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 11:35
A number of promotions have been announced at Little, Brown, with moves across its editorial department.
Rebecca Saunders will become deputy publisher at Sphere Fiction. Hannah Bournsell has been promoted to senior commissioning editor at Sphere, while Manpreet Grewal becomes Sphere's commissioning editor.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:36
David Shelley is undoubtedly the muggle of the moment; the editor of the most hotly anticipated book in recent years—a tale set in a sleepy West Country town that just happens to have been written by J K Rowling.
“On one level it’s been completely normal,” he explains. “But because of the public interest...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:49
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has officially become the fastest-selling book in the UK in more than three years. But its first week-sale of 124,603 copies falls some way short of Dan Brown's record for the fastest-selling adult novel since records began—set by The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...
Thu, 27/09/2012 - 16:13
First-day sales of The Casual Vacancy are "exceeding expectations," according to the book's editor David Shelley, although booksellers anticipating high footfall on publication day have given mixed reports.
Little, Brown publisher Shelley said sales for the e-book and print editions of the title, which...